Coloma Park, in the name of the rose...
Flanders is blessed with an abundance of roses. Our growers are among the best in the world and our rose gardens are world class. One of these jewels is Coloma Park, which covers 15 hectares in Sint-Pieters-Leeuw and houses a castle and its famous rose garden.
In Sint-Pieters-Leeuw, there is a beautiful 16th century moated castle, with square corner towers with pear-shaped roofs and surrounded by ponds. Coloma Castle owes its name to Charles de Coloma, chamberlain of the owner at the time, Empress Maria Theresa of Austria. It has been completely restored and is now used as a cultural centre.
But the main attraction is the rose garden, with its 3,000 different varieties from four continents. There are actually four gardens, each with a different theme. In the first, the red and white flowers recall the colours of the host municipality, Sint-Pieters-Leeuw, and the former Roose barony. Windows have been cut into the high yew hedges that surround it, through which visitors can admire the roses of the neighbouring plots as if from a museum window. The second garden contains the most representative varieties of Flemish roses. The historical garden tells the story of the rose, from Antiquity through the Middle Ages to the present day. If you enjoy growing roses, this garden will delight and inspire you. Varieties from Europe, America, Asia and Oceania are presented in the international garden. Finally, don't miss the museum of stem roses and climbers located in the park.
Immerse yourself in an abundance of dazzling colours and a cloud of refined fragrances!